[dba-VB] [AccessD] Slightly OT: FoxPro Tables via ADO

MartyConnelly martyconnelly at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 24 13:52:19 CDT 2003

Are you using Jet SP-7 that corrects some ISAM driver problems
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Jim DeMarco wrote:

>x-posted Accessd dba-VB
>I'm trying to programmatically access data stored in FoxPro 7 tables (I'm told by the vendor that this is Visual FoxPro).  I can open an ADO connection using ODBC as follows:
>Dim cnn As ADODB.Connection
>Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
>    Set cnn = New Connection
>    cnn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};" & _
>           "SourceType=DBF;" & _
>           "SourceDB=\\Data\Persnl.DBF;" & _
>           "Exclusive=No"
>    Debug.Print cnn.State
>    Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
>    'Set rs = cnn.Execute("Select * from Persnl")
>    rs.Open "Persnl", cnn
>    Debug.Print rs.RecordCount
>    Set rs = Nothing
>    Set cnn = Nothing
>The Connection State property returns a 1 which I believe means the connection is open.  The question is how to loop through the Persnl.dbf table? The call to open the recordset fails with an error from the FP driver saying "unrecognized command verb".
>I also found and downloaded a VFP 8.0 oledb driver and similar code gives me this error: "The object invoked has disconnected from its clients"
>Does anyone have any experience with this?  We're trying to get some of our HR info up our intranet and this is how it's stored.  I'm going to be using a VB app to run an export from VFP otherwise I'd just link to an Access system to pull the data (which may be the best way at this point).
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